President pardons 226 prisoners, one with life imprisonment

Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili often pardoned prisoners on holidays or special events. Photo by N.Alavidze/, 12 Oct 2017 - 12:59, Tbilisi,Georgia

The President of Georgia has pardoned 226 inmates; one of them had been sentenced to life imprisonment for murder.

Out of the 226 prisoners 141 will leave penitentiary institutions today, the remaining 85 will have their 

sentences commuted,” head of the Pardon Commission under the president of Georgia Zviad Koridze announced.

Koridze said that among those pardoned, 13 were women and two minors.

12 women from the pardoned will be released today,” Koridze added.

Koridze said that the Pardon Commission had discussed 1,604 cases in total and appealed to the president to pardon those who deserved this more compared to others.

The prisoner formerly sentenced to life imprisonment will have the sentence commuted.